3 days in South Africa Itinerary

3 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa trip itinerary maker

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Cape Town
Drive
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Vredendal
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuruman
— 1 day
Fly
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Johannesburg
— 1 night

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Cape Town

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town trip maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Cape Town. In January, daytime highs in Cape Town are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. You will leave for Vredendal on the 29th (Fri).

Things to do in Cape Town

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Wildlife

Vredendal

— 1 night
Vredendal is a town in the northern Olifants River Valley in the Western Cape province of South Africa, with a population (according to the 2001 census) of 16,164 people. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): do a tasting at Teubes Family Wine Cellar and then do a tasting at Klawer Cellars.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Vredendal itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Cape Town to Vredendal takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Cape Town in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Vredendal: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Kuruman.

Things to do in Vredendal

Wineries

Side Trip

Kuruman

— 1 day
Kuruman is a town with 13,057 inhabitants in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. On the 30th (Sat), admire the sheer force of The Eye of Kuruman and then make a trip to Moffat Mission Station.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Kuruman road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Vredendal to Kuruman takes 8.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kuruman

Parks · Nature

Johannesburg

— 1 night

City of Light

Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Mandela House, see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg itinerary planning site.

Getting from Kuruman to Johannesburg by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 19°C.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Historic Sites

South Africa travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.